Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Make a Desk Calendar!

Here is a great gift idea (I know it's after Christmas) but you might want to make some of these for future gifts or for your desk.  Check out this video on how easy it is.

If you would like some of these products email me and I will be happy to help!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Adorable Bears!

I just LOVE these little bears!  They are from our Polar Bear Holiday stamp set (C1557).  This was created by me, but one of my (talented) downlines (Maureen Falcon) came up with it!  I LOVE how you can see the reflection of the bears!  Want to learn how to do this?  Come to my card workshop this January!  

Check out the upcoming events tab to see when I am having this card workshop!  You don't want to miss this AWESOME technique!  

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


I wanted to share my Christmas card with you! 
 I have to tell you a funny story about them!
So as many of you know...I always try to use what I have...

So I found these envelopes in my closet.  Kind of strange size.  And I had a LOT of them!  They have been in there for about 5-8 years!  EEK!  So it's time to use them!
Oh, side note on the trees, I put some of our stardust glitter glitz gel...in real life it looks like they have snow on them!  

So, I decided to make my Christmas cards to fit in the envelopes!  LOL  It worked!  I used about 1/2 of what I had.  AND you know those annoying return address labels that come in the mail?  Well I had a bunch of those too...so I put them over the Close to my Heart logo and tada...using a lot of what I had!  

I still have more of those envelopes left...in fact, I found some in a different spot too!  UGH!  So it looks like I will have the same size Christmas cards next year too!  LOL

I hope you and your family have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Be safe and enjoy!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Scallop Punch

Do you love the look of scallops on your projects?   Here is a quick video that shows you how to use out scallop punch.  It's quick and easy!  Check it out!

Make you want to grab your supplies and start making scallops doesn't it?  LOL  Go ahead...leave work early and start crafting!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Wonderland Layout

Have you gotten out there and taken pictures of your kids (pets, spouse) in the snow?  If so, here is a great layout using our Frosted paper pack!  I am so in love with this adorable polar bear stamp set!  You can see the whole set on page 90 (C1557 $13.95) of our current catalog.  View this on 
my website under the shop tab.

If you have not taken any pictures this year yet, make sure you go through your past winter pictures and get those out!  Let's GET IT DONE!  

Winter picture taking tip...want REAL cool pictures in the snow?  Here is a great tip!  First, it has to be snowing, and at night.  Then make sure your flash is on...and start taking pictures.  What happens is the flash reflects on water in the snowflakes and makes them appear big and fluffy in the picture.  It is a real cool picture...so make sure you get out there and preserve your snow memories! 

If you would like to make these layouts...you can by going to our Make It From Your Heart #2  How to book pattern 6.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Snow Layouts

Now that we have had some snow...it's time to grab your camera and take some pictures!  If you have them taken already, make sure you get them developed and grab your paper and your Cricut Artbooking cartridge and make some great layouts.

Watch this video for some great ideas for those layouts!

Need the cartridge?  I can get them for you!  Simply email me and I will be happy to help you!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cute Gift Bags

Do you love to make homemade things but some times you just don't have a lot of time?  Here's your answer.  We have these cute red and green Season's Tweetings bags.  You get 3 green & 3 red bags for $8.95.
To personalize them this one, I cut the mustache image from our Cricut Cartridge and took the negative image.  Then I took our black pigment ink and sponged it on.  Now I have a customized mustache bag!  And they are NOT just for Christmas.  This one I put "world's best dad" on it.
 Below are a few I created in different ways.
 This one I did the same thing as the mustache bags but using the negative image to the letter S.  Great way to use your supplies you have to embellish these bags.
You can get the pack of 6 bags OR you can get a pack with 6 bags, 9 tags and a stamp set for just $14.95!  This is a GREAT deal.  But like all the other cute Christmas stuff...it is only available until December 31...so get them soon!  I do have a few here at my house if you like instant gratification!  Call soon!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Pages

I just LOVE this layout.   My friend Julie Nilsson created it (or one like it) and I had to scrap lift it!  
I used our Sparkle & Shine paper pack and our Make it From My Heart #2 pattern 11.
I am so glad I scrap lifted it!  lol  
I used our Sparkle & Shine washi tape and our silver glitter glitz ribbon.  Such an amazing layout!  Thanks JULIE!

Remember if you want to get some of this Sparkle & Shine paper, you need to do it before December 31st...because once it's gone...it's GONE!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December Group Layouts

It's time for Christmas layouts!  And we are making them in December.  If you would like to make these, check out my upcoming events tab for dates.   

 This layout is using our Make it From My Heart #2  How to Book, pattern 8

And this layout is from our Make it From My Heart #1, pattern 13
This is our Sparkle & Shine paper pack and it is only available until the end of December, so if you would like to get a pack or two, let me know!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Retiring Close to my Heart Products

This year Close to my Heart has giving us a list of all the retired products and it is on my website.  Simply click on this link to see all the products...and I mean SEE!  New this year they have put pictures of the items!  YEA!

After you click the link, go to Shop>Retiring Products.  While you are there check out the "While Supplies Last" area...there are some GREAT deals there...however, those can NOT be purchased through a party or group.  Those are online only.  The retired products can be purchased through parties, groups or just by calling me.

Check them out!